Ask any diamond painting enthusiast to tell you about the time they received their first kit, and they'll tell you about how that moment was the turning point in their lives.
With a wistful look in their eyes they'll reminisce fondly about the fresh feel of the canvas...
The giddy excitement of peeling back the protective film...
Pulse racing as they pour out their first little bag of 'diamond' resins, shimmering and sparkling on the holding tray...
With the magic glue pen in hand, the tip goes into the wax, the tray gets a little shake and the very first diamond is picked up...!
'Pop'! It goes on to the canvas and a brand new love affair was born.
Okay, so maybe that was just my experience and most other people's first time won't be so dramatic! Nevertheless, diamond painting has no doubt changed countless lives for the better.
It is such a creative and productive way to briefly excuse yourself from the craziness of every day life.
If this is your first time trying diamond painting: I hope you will find something valuable in your experience.
I believe diamond painting is reaching a wider audience by the day. Millions of others who have just discovered it - whether through a friend, family member or just by chance while browsing online - are falling in love with the simple, but addictive process of sticking shimmery little beads onto a canvas.
But anyway, to continue on from my story... unfortunately a few of my next dozen or so diamond painting purchases didn't quite match up to the magic of that first time.
I found that there was such a huge inconsistency in the quality and customer service of each of the different sellers online.
The excitement I felt in waiting to get a design I really wanted was dulled by long shipping delays, bad packaging, missing diamonds, creased canvases - and worst of all, the sales reps just didn't seem empathetic.
For something that's meant to bring joy and relaxation to my life, I surely wasn't getting what I bargained for!
Heartful Diamonds was born out of a deep seated desire to make the whole experience the way it's meant to be, from the time you visit our website until the moment you're holding your new purchase in your hands.
Create, love and share with us today.